Praying with the saints

Praying with St Ignatius of Loyola

Praying with St Ignatius of Loyola

Name: Ignatius or Indigo 

Born: Loyola, Spain, 1491

Role in the Church: After being wounded in military service, he changed his life and was ordained a priest after a long and difficult period of study. He founded the Society of Jesus also known as the Jesuits.

Praying with Blessed Charles de Foucauld

Praying with Blessed Charles de Foucauld

Name: Charles de Foucauld

Born: 15 September 1858, Strasbourg, France

Role in the Church:  After a wild and restless life as a young man, he was Ordained as a priest and ministered to both native people and French troops in the North African desert. He had plans for a community of both priests and people which included routines of prayer, penance and faith communities living together.

Praying with Mary, the Mother of Jesus

Praying with Mary, the Mother of Jesus

Name: Mary or Miriam

Born: Nazareth, Galilee see Luke 1:26

Role in the Church: Married to Joseph the Carpenter Cousin of Elizabeth see Luke 1:36 who was a descendant of Aaron, the High Priest see Luke 1:5 so she was a member of the tribe of Levites

Praying with St Therese of Lisieux

Praying with St Therese of Lisieux, the Little Flower

Name: Therese Martin

Born: Normandy, France, 1873

Role in the Church: Carmelite Nun from the age of 15 at the Convent in Lisieux. Declared a Doctor of the Church in 1997.